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Superficial Anatomy of the Back and Core

Last updated: 06/10/2021

In anatomy, superficial is a directional term that indicates one structure is located more externally than another, or closer to the surface of the body. The opposite of...

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Anatomy of Extrinsic Back Muscles

Last updated: 06/10/2021

Extrinsic back muscles are one of two main sets of spinal extensor muscles. (The other set is intrinsic.) Extrinsic and intrinsic back muscles are grouped according to their...

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Back Pain Treatments on the Horizon

Last updated: 06/09/2021

People who have a herniated disc often complain about the lack of non-invasive treatment options, but there are some on the horizon. These include new types of injections to...

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Caring For Your Feet Amid COVID-19

Last updated: 06/09/2021

As we continue to practice social distancing, it is clear that many people are putting a big focus on their overall health and wellness. Limiting contact with others can help...

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Exercises to Help With Arthritis in the Big Toe

Last updated: 06/09/2021

Exercises can help with arthritis in the big toe because they increase range of motion and strength. Stretching and strengthening exercises can also help your toes become more...

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How Tears to the Annulus Fibrosus Are Treated

Last updated: 06/09/2021

The annulus fibrosus is the strong wrapping that makes up the outside portion of the intervertebral disc. Its job is to contain and protect the soft material located in the...

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Spine Injury and Facet Joint Traction for Your Spine

Last updated: 06/09/2021

Spinal traction is a type of manual therapy that is sometimes used in the treatment of back pain or spine conditions. Many people are satisfied with the results, but this...

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Causes of Bottom of Foot Pain and Treatments

Last updated: 06/08/2021

Our feet are vital shock-absorbers. Your feet support your body weight as you walk and navigate your day, so foot pain can disrupt your life. In fact, 77% of adults have...

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Three Common Foot Conditions That Cause Arch Pain

Last updated: 06/08/2021

Arches come in all shapes and sizes. Some people have naturally high arches, while others have almost no arch at all. While we can’t choose our foot arch, its design plays a...

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Muscle Insertion and Your Joints

Last updated: 06/08/2021

A muscle attaches at either the muscle origin or the muscle insertion. The insertion of a muscle is defined as the place where one end of a muscle is attached to the freely...

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